Non-Executive Director / Janus Henderson Investors
Kalpana Desai has over 30 years of international advisory and investment banking experience, including experience in mergers & acquisitions and exposure to global business markets.
Earlier in her career, Ms Desai worked in the corporate finance divisions of Barclays de Zoete Wedd in London & Hong Kong, at J Henry Schroder Wagg in London, and in the financial services division of Coopers & Lybrand Consulting in London. She was head of Macquarie Capital Asia, the investment banking division of Macquarie Group, from 2009 to 2013. Before joining Macquarie, she was head of the Asia Pacific mergers & acquisitions group and a managing director in the investment banking division of Bank of America Merrill Lynch in Hong Kong from 2001 to 2009.
She was a member of the Takeovers and Mergers Panel of the Securities and Futures Commission in Hong Kong from 2007 to 2014, and a non-executive director of Canaccord Genuity Group in Canada from 2015 to 2019.